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  1. Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

    Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

    Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

    \Foo
    \build
    \msvc << VC++ files here
    \brandX << build/make files for your competition
    \include
    \Algorithms
    sort.h
    \Collections
    vector.h
    \src
    \Algorithms
    sort.cpp
    \Collections
    vector.cpp

    I can create Filters…

    51 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add https Website URL link to the Windows Azure Activity Log after deployment complete

      After publishing a cloud web service the GUID based URL is displayed as a hyper link in the Windows Azure Activity Log window.

      Can you please detect that the deployed web-role only exposes an https endpoint and hence display the hyperlink as https or display both a http and an https hyperlink.

      Every time I publish I need to copy and paste the url and then edit the http to be https.

      Thanks,

      Richard

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        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VSTS Load Test Client side perf statistics measurement

        Currently VSTS Load test framework doesn't provide detailed client side statistics. Like when response time for any request is recorded it provides very few details like TTFB. We require more detailed statistics like DNS Lookup time, connection time, Receive time, round trip time etc. This should be inbuilt to Visual studio load test framework. Currently for measuring these statistics we have to depend on external tools/utilities which increases scripting time, analysis time and reporting time. Also these tools have very limited supporting configuration.

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        • Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

          Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

              For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
              forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TFS - Allow adding any/all fields to user stories and features

                Users/Administrators should be able to add any/all fields to the screens used to create/edit user stories and features. You can select the fields in the column listing but you can't actually get any information into many of the fields because they are not exposed!

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix "Find all References" in C++

                  Fix "Find All Refererences" in Visual C++ so that it returns only valid references. It currently returns a list of unrelated items with the same name, including items that might be in MFC. I have a function named "LoadFrame" that loads a drawing image. When I do "Find All References" it gives me a list of items in MFC code related to loading frame windows. The functions signatures aren't even the same.

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • radial gradient brush

                    Please add Radial Gradient Brush in Windows Store. I am trying to port a silverlight game to windows store and need this for lots of my effects, flame , smoke , gasses, lights..

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

                      When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a way to see tasks across projects without selecting a project/collection first.

                        For team members whose tasks in a given week cross projects/collections, it would be nice to see all active tasks on the Welcome screen or a User Centric view. It should also be able to be set to have a user-defined default filter, like only active tasks due this week or similar.

                        Currently our team members have to pick a project and then run a shared query to view tasks on all projects.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Being able to notify team members of change in task

                          We use our tasks for internal communication, and it would be nice with a feature like our previous bug report system, where you could notify people of a change in a task.
                          As in if I would like a few team members to know about my blockage of a certain task, I could notify them when I make this change to the task.
                          Or if you write some general knowledge of a problem related to a task, and would like to share that knowledge. The only option as far as I know right now, is to assign the task to…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio should provide a mechanism to consolidate the test coverage files for different test runs

                            Suppose the project team is having 500 test case to execute and it will take more than 1 day and different test runs are required to execute all these test cases. But ideally visual studio replaces the results of the previous test run with the new one.Visual studio should provide a mechanism to export the results or to consolidate different test run results.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hire GUI designers who are not blind.

                              quite probably the worst looking Visual Studio ever. Washed out, no boundaries, monochrom, SHOUTING AT ME, and incomprehensible.

                              Stupid, and incompetent...

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                                I am not a developer but I want to run the emulator to try out Windows Phone 8. I also want to try out apps available for Windows Phone 8. Sadly I cannot because the Windows Phone emulator can't connect to a Microsoft Account. Not only does that mean no third-party apps, it also means you can't try out People Hub either, a really cool feature of Windows Phone 8.

                                Please allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                                36 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute

                                  Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute so that we could make the warning dynamic to the code that is being marked obsolete. Mainly I would like to use this in combination with the awesome hack that Pablo Fernandez came up with on StackOverflow to produce Custom Compiler Warnings.

                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/154109/custom-compiler-warnings

                                  Of course just adding a new attribute for producing custom compiler warnings would be great too. Having the warnings able to have a category attached to them would be the icing on the cake.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Ignore Exception and Continue executing Program in the Catch

                                      Ability to Set a Variable inside of Exception(Catch Block Only)
                                      so that it ignores any exception that is raised inside of Catch block and continue the Execution as if no error Occured.

                                      Or Better Introduce anothet Block (CatchSupressError), where none of the Error will be raised and program will continue executing the next statement when there is error.

                                      Inside of Catch Block, it is very common among developers to Process and Collectinformation for Logging etc. Most of the time Develoepers simply Ignore the Errors inside Catch block.

                                      Such Feature will help reduce the amount of Code that user writes and…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add elif support

                                        if (a)
                                        MethodA();
                                        else if (b)
                                        MethodB();
                                        else
                                        MethodC();

                                        we can write as:
                                        if (a)
                                        MethodA();
                                        elif (b)
                                        MethodB();
                                        else
                                        MethodC();

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Team Foundation Server should help people remove users the right way

                                          When you remove someone from your team in TFS, a lot of things can get 'unhinged', not something you can't fix after the fact, but work can get lost and stuff can remain on the server that should actually have been cleaned up.

                                          Think about:
                                          - Work spaces associated to that account
                                          - Shelve sets linked to that account
                                          - Open work items assigned to it
                                          - Branches, Build or other things exclusively owned (through permissions) by that account
                                          - Team Ownership / Administrator
                                          - Pending changes in source control
                                          - Locked files in source control
                                          - Queued builds

                                          Maybe…

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